Judge Sentences Former State Worker For Stealing Food Stamps

Raudonis To Serve A Year On Supervised Release

Beth Cortez-Neavel (CC-BY)

A federal judge has sentenced a former state Department of Health Services worker to three months at a community correctional facility for stealing food stamps.

Prosecutors announced Friday that U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced Daniel Raudonis, 33, of Madison, on Wednesday to serve a year on supervised release with the first three months spent at Rock Valley Community Program, which provides treatment and other services for offenders.

Prosecutors said Raudonis used his position as a DHS employee in the fall of 2014 to steal homeless people’s identities and activate their federal food stamp cards.

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He gave the cards to his wife, Lindsey Raudonis. She used them to buy nearly $3,000 worth of groceries around Madison. She was sentenced in April to 44 days already served in jail.